INDIANAPOLIS — In spite of weeks of efforts to schedule a make-up date for the 3rd annual Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show, company president Ted McClintic has made it official: the 2016 car show has been cancelled.
The event, a benefit for the Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation, originally was scheduled for June 4. It was postponed due to heavy rain that weekend. Organizers could not find a suitable date to move it to in 2016.
The car show’s cancellation will not leave the Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation high and dry, however. Nearly $5000 in vendor and supporter donations were collected pre-June 4, and most generously have declined refunds. All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Church Brothers Collision Repair, and a contribution anticipated to be around $10,000 will be made to the Foundation, which is the permanent beneficiary of the car show.
The Gary Dudley Memorial Scholarship Foundation honors Indiana State Police Lt. Gary Dudley, who was killed in 2006 while participating in a charity bicycle ride to raise funds and awareness for the Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). The Foundation, established by his widow, Carolyn, awards college scholarships to children of Hoosier police officers killed in the line of duty. To date, nearly $200,000 has been awarded to deserving students. Last year’s Church Brothers Collision Repair Car Show raised $15,000 for the Foundation.
For additional information about Church Brothers Collision Repair, the family-owned and operated collision repair firm founded in Indianapolis in 1929, and to keep up-to-date on car show news, visit www.church-brothers.com.
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